May 19, 2005 Subject:
i agree that the video blog experience shouldn't be limited by anyone's personal definition/biases/etc. who's to say what a 'true' video blog is or is not--yeah, there can be different types of vlogs, but none is necessarily more authentic than another; to use one vlog type as the yardstick against which all other vlogs are measured is elitist and contradicts the whole egalitarian spirit of vlogging. everyone and anyone can do it. michael is right, vlogging will get bigger and bigger (and sadly might become increasingly commodified and commercialized, but that's a different story)--the beauty of vlogging is that everyone has the potential to be seen and heard. absolute DIY. you produce everything yourself, you are in control and aren't restricted to jaded mass-media standards and trends. godard said, 'if photography is truth, then cinema is truth 24 times a second.' or something like that. viva la vlog.